Pat Fortini migrated from Italy to Canada with his parents and sister at the age of 6 years old.
He was first elected to Brampton City Council in 2014, to represent Wards 7 & 8.
After graduating from Humber College with an accreditation in architectural drafting, Pat followed his passion and became a professional contractor. Prior to entering municipal politics, Pat was employed for a large construction company for 26 years. He has built many residential communities and commercial structures across Ontario, but later left to pursue an entrepreneurial calling and established his own firm.
In his role as City Councillor, Pat was elected as the Vice-Chair of Planning & Infrastructure, Vice Chair of Taxicab Advisory Committee, Council Representative on Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, Accessibility Advisory Committee, Brampton Senior Citizen Council, Citizen Appointments Committee, Member of Brampton Safety Advisory Committee, GTAA Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee and Council Member Services Committee.
Pat continues to play a significant role participating in events, volunteering, sponsoring and organizing several fundraisers within the community. He is a leader who is dedicated to represent the residents of Wards 7 & 8 and is not afraid to speak out on any issue. This dedication, along with his extensive charitable activities has earned him significant recognition within his community.
Over the years, he has sponsored several youth and men’s baseball and hockey teams and has donated his time to coaching youth soccer. Pat has continued to advocate for youth and families in Peel Region. He has been the Council Representative over the last 3 years for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel and has continued to be awarded the Highest Fundraiser & Contributor of Peel Region. Pat is a very strong advocate for several Seniors Affiliated groups in Brampton and is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609.
Pat takes a proactive approach to problem solving and is committed to making his community a safer place to live, work and raise a family. Throughout his career, Pat has demonstrated leadership, experience, dedication and commitment to his community and has a strong commitment to helping his residents. As a Councillor, Pat is honoured to serve the residents of Wards 7 & 8 and continues to conduct business with the interest of the people first and foremost.
Pat and his wife Nicole have lived in Brampton for more than 26 years with their daughter Kristen.